My name is Luke Mills. I am a student studying computer science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville graduating May 2018. I spend a lot of my free time outdoors, and find myself inundated with new places to go being so close to the Smokies and Big South Fork. I trail run, hike, backpack, and snowboard whenever I get the chance! Originally from the northeast, I moved to Tennessee during high school and love the mountains, but miss the snow! I'm a future Appalachian Trail thru hiker, class of 2018, an avid photographer, and gear junkie. Be sure to follow my journey here and on my Instagram at https://instagram.com/lukejmills where I'll be posting the best shots of my hike!
After the 26-hour long haul from Tennessee to Utah, our party of four started off down the Lathrop Trace Trail in Canyonlands National Park at 5 p.m.
As I settle in to my mummy bag, I hear chatter from an adjacent tent. Final remarks before bed. I listen to the calm hum of the nearby stream in the